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Peloton Interviews Banks for IPO

From the Wall Street Journal February 11, 2019: Peloton Interactive Inc. is interviewing banks this week for roles on an initial public offering, taking a critical step toward an IPO this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The maker of video-streaming stationary exercise bikes is expected to select its slate of underwriters in[…]

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Datastax joins the Matrix

PreIPOSwap – (New York, NY) 1/31/2019 — We’ve added Datastax to our research Matrix and posted the data here: https://preiposwap.com/portfolio/datastax/ History of Datastax (from Wikipedia): DataStax was built on the open source NoSQL database Apache Cassandra. Cassandra was initially developed internally at Facebook to handle large data sets across multiple servers,[5] and was released as an Apache open source project in 2008.[6] In 2010, Jonathan[…]

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Ahead of IPO, Airbnb achieves profitability for second year in a row

From Tech Crunch 1/15/2019 Airbnb,  which is expected to go public this year, announced today a number of milestones. For starters, Airbnb says it was profitable on an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) basis for the second year in a row in 2018. In Q3 2018, Airbnb said it had its strongest quarter ever, where[…]

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Coinbase Initiates $50 Million Secondary Market Sale Of Company Stock

From Crunchbase News December 21 2018: Update: Crunchbase News originally reported that Coinbase was raising a Series F round due to the legal entity named in a filing from a firm participating in the offering. We spoke with a spokesperson from Coinbase, who was able to give us more information about the deal, which is[…]

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Lyft IPO could benefit diverse group of investors

From Reuters, October 2017 (Reuters) – An initial public offering by Lyft Inc, the second largest U.S. ride services firm, could benefit a broad and diverse group of investors, from Chinese tech giants Alibaba (BABA.N) and Tencent (0700.HK) to a member of the Saudi royal family. Lyft Inc is close to hiring an initial public[…]

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$41 Billion For Palantir?

From Crunchbase: Morning Markets: Somewhat buried in this week’s IPO chatter was the news that bankers are telling Palantir that it may be worth $41 billion. Let’s investigate. Ridesharing companies made headlines recently when media reports indicated that bankers think Uber could be valued at $120 billion in an IPO next year, and that Lyft could command a $15 billion pricetag[…]

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Killer App: Have a bunch of Silicon Valley geeks at Palantir Technologies figured out how to stop terrorists?

From the Washingtonian, January 2012 On the afternoon of February 15, 2011, Jaime Zapata, a 32-year-old special agent with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was shot to death by members of a drug cartel as he drove along a four-lane highway in Mexico. Zapata’s partner, 38-year-old Victor Avila, who survived the attack, later said that as[…]